Mangalore, Jan 25: A group of 40 Sri Ram Sena activists on Saturday, Jan 24 reportedly barged into a pub, 'Amnesia' on Balmatta road here and attacked girls who were present there.
Reports suggest that two women are hospitalised and are undergoing treatment. However, only three of the 40 attackers have been so far arrested. Both Sri Ram Sena and the Bajarang Dal have separately claimed the responsibility for the attack. State Deputy Convenor of Sri Ram Sena, Prasad Attavar said that it was a spontaneous reaction against women, who spoiled the Indian norms of decency.
At around 4pm on Saturday, Jan 24 two people approached the front desk of the pub and requested permission to enter the premises and they said that they wanted to see what was going on inside. Soon, nearly 40 people barged into the pub and targeted a group of five women, who had placed a lunch order. Subsequently, another group attacked three other women in the pub.
Reports suggest that the assailants even molested the women customers. Some of the staff members and the men, who were accompanying the women, were assaulted when they came to the rescue of the women.
Women rights groups have demanded for immediate action against the miscreants, but police so far arrested only three of the forty molesters.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)